Love Island star 'lucky to be alive' after terrifying health scare

The Casa Amor bombshell was rushed to hospital

Love Island star Jazmine Nichol has revealed she is "feeling lucky to be alive" after a terrifying health scare saw her rushed to hospital this week.

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The 21-year-old revealed on Instagram on Wednesday that she had to undergo emergency surgery after becoming "really unwell", posting a photo of herself hooked up to a drip while lying on a hospital bed.

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Detailing her symptoms in an update on Friday, Jazmine revealed that she was "vomiting uncontrollably" and turned "blue/grey" before she was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with sepsis.

In a lengthy post shared on her Stories, the Casa Amor bombshell wrote: "I'd like to firstly thank everyone for their concern over my health this past week and let everyone know what's happened. I became unwell in the early hours of Tuesday morning and was taken into hospital later that day. Whilst waiting to be seen my condition deteriorated rapidly to what I now know is sepsis.

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"Had it not been for the quick thinking and action of a staff member who noticed how unwell I had become things could have been very different."

She continued: "Within minutes I had turned a blue/grey colour and was vomiting uncontrollably. My blood pressure was 70/30. It was at this point that the doctors informed my family that I was seriously unwell.

Jazmine was introduced as a Casa Amor bombshell

"I was fortunate to have the most amazing care and was quickly hooked up to IVs containing antibiotics and fluids. Blood results showed that I had developed Sepsis - so rapidly it happened in a matter of minutes."

In a second post, the reality star continued: "Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. Without treatment, sepsis causes multiple organ failures and death.

Jazmine and Ronan Keating's son Jack

"We believe this happened because I had ignored an infection whilst away from home last week and as a result needed emergency surgery in the early hours of Wednesday morning once my condition had stabilised."

She concluded: "I want to thank our amazing NHS for the quick action and excellent care. I still have a long recovery ahead and will be taking some much needed rest, but I am feeling incredibly lucky to still be alive right now."

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